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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 3:00 pm

Nothing says “warmer weather ahead” like a basket full of plastic eggs, pastel candies and spring activities! Perfect for the whole family, these 12 activities and events scattered throughout the DMV area will help you hop into spring.

Washington, D.C.

Easter Monday at the National Zoo

April 2

3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, D.C.

Throughout the day, the zoo will offer family-focused activities, including an Easter egg hunt with prizes for participating kids, field games, special animal demonstrations and live entertainment. Don’t miss a chance to meet Easter Panda!

White House Easter Egg Roll 2018

April 2

White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, D.C.

Get ready to rock and roll at the White House! Hunt and race for Easter eggs on the White House Lawn as part of their annual Easter Egg Roll. Families will also enjoy storytelling, fun activities and a visit with the Easter Bunny. A lottery is available for families to access free tickets.

Tudor Place’s 12th Annual Eggstravaganza!

March 31

Tudor Place, 1644 31st St., NW, D.C.

Rolling green lawns, bright spring blooms, and the elegant mansion on a hill serve as the backdrop for this festive annual attraction. Join the Easter Bunny for a special day as children of all ages enjoy games, crafts, an egg hunt, and the Egg Roll Contest on the grand South Lawn. Crafts include paper chick “pets” and colorful butterflies.

Maryland

Meadowside Nature Center Annual Egg Hunt

March 30

5100 Meadowside Ln., Rockville, MD

Search for real eggs in the meadow, then dye and decorate the eggs you find. (Don’t forget to bring your own basket!) Enjoy other spring-themed activities throughout the event as well. Fun for the entire family!

Bunnyland at Butlers Orchard

March 29, 30, 31 & April 2, 7, 8

Butler’s Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown, MD

Bunnyland is the place to be this April! You can take a hayride down the Bunny Trail, or participate in the Rubber Duck Derby. There’s an Easter egg hunt (baskets provided), and a visit from the farm’s very own Country Bunny! You can even ride in pedal-tractors, have a hopping good time in a bounce house, visit with live farm animals…and so much more!

Easter Egg Decorating

March 24

3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD

Bedazzle your very own Easter egg at this free family-friendly workshop at the Brentwood Arts Exchange. Create beautiful decorated eggs that will impress even the Easter Bunny.

Hawks Hill Creamery Easter Egg Hunt

March 31

805 Highland Road St., MD

In addition to a fun Easter egg hunt, Hawks Hill will have food, crafts, face painting and games. Families can also visit the farm animals. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance too, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Virginia

Great Country Farms Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

March 24 & 25

18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA

There’s something rejuvenating about visiting a farm in the springtime—from baby animals to fresh spring buds. There will be multiple egg hunts each day, with over 18,000 treat-filled eggs.  Children can also roast marshmallows on a bon fire! Come see the spring chicks and baby animals, take a wagon ride and rejoice that it is spring!

Roer's Safari Easter Eggs-Travaganza

March 31

1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA

Before visiting with the Easter Bunny or participating in the Easter egg hunt, kids can get their face painted. Children will get the opportunity to see many cute and cuddly baby animals—lambs, goats, chicks and bunnies! There will also be a bounce house, giant slide, maze and much more!

Lee-Fendall House Easter Egg Hunt

March 30 - April 1

614 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA

The Lee-Fendall House 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt returns to Old Town! The museum’s garden will be filled with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs. Other activities include games, crafts, refreshments, and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Falls Church Easter Egg Hunt 2018

March 31

Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA

Children dressed in their spring finest can hunt for candy and special eggs in Cherry Hill Park and have their photo taken with their special guest, the Easter Bunny! Bring a basket and we’ll supply the candy, fun and happy springtime memories!

Rippon Lodge Easter Egg Hunt

March 31

Rippon Lodge, 15520 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge, VA

Eggs have been hidden among the trees, bushes and vines at Rippon Lodge, and we need your help to find them!  Along with the search for eggs, crafts, games and tours of the historic house; make this a day the whole family may enjoy. Bring your own baskets for the egg hunt, and even pack a lunch for a picnic! House tours are on the hour.